Entry #11997: Right to change legal gender in Turkey

Current Version

RegionTurkey
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateNov 30, 2017
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Turkish Civil Code that regulates the condition of "being unable to reproduce" in order to allow gender reassignment. The request for annulment of the condition of having a gender reassignment surgery in order to change the identity card was rejected.
Sourceshttps://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi


Revision History (8)

Deleted by Markissik. Fixing status and description after reports. The information from sources was misunderstood by previous editor.

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
NoteTurkey’s Constitutional Court found the the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional.
Sterilization is still required.
The Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Turkish Civil Code that regulates the condition of "being unable to reproduce" in order to allow gender reassignment. The request for annulment of the condition of having a gender reassignment surgery in order to change the identity card was rejected.
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Turkey’s Constitutional Court found the the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional. Sterilization is still required. The Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Turkish Civil Code that regulates the condition of "being unable to reproduce" in order to allow gender reassignment. The request for annulment of the condition of having a gender reassignment surgery in order to change the identity card was rejected.

Revision by Samanthos. minor desc adjustment

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NoteThe Constitutional Court found the operation condition unconstitutional and canceled it with a majority of votes. Sterilization still required.Turkey’s Constitutional Court found the the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional.
Sterilization is still required.
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The Constitutional Court found the operation condition unconstitutional and canceled it with a majority of votes. Sterilization still required. Turkey’s Constitutional Court found the the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional. Sterilization is still required.
Sourceshttps://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html

https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi
https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html
https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi
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https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "surgery is required. it was declined according to the link."
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is still required to change gender but sterilization is not required anymore. (Since Nov. 30 2017)"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru. Stronger source

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Sourceshttps://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdihttps://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html

https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi
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https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/anayasa-mahkemesi-cinsiyet-degistirmede-o-sarti-kaldirdi

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru. Fixing information

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Start Date(NONE)Nov 30, 2017
End Date-0001(NONE)

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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Start DateNov 30, 2017(NONE)
End Date(NONE)-0001

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru

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Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Legal, but requires surgery"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery Required to Change Gender in Turkey."

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions

Revision by Notdog1996

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
NoteThe Constitutional Court found the operation condition unconstitutional and canceled it with a majority of votes.The Constitutional Court found the operation condition unconstitutional and canceled it with a majority of votes. Sterilization still required.
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The Constitutional Court found the operation condition unconstitutional and canceled it with a majority of votes. Sterilization still required.
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Surgery is required. Bottom surgery is still required however the requirement for a seperate infertilization surgery was removed."

Buzdolabimotoru created this entry.